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Muslims March in London Protest of Cartoons


Thousands of British Muslims have marched Saturday in London to protest cartoons in Danish newspapers depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist.

Reports from the scene say the London march was peaceful and that demonstrators appealed for calm. Officials say Muslim protests also planned in Paris and other European cities.

Meanwhile, the Danish foreign ministry says it has temporarily pulled diplomats from their posts in Iran, Indonesia and Syria after receiving threats. The Danish embassy in Syria was ransacked last week by protesters angered by the cartoons.

Local media reports say Muslim demonstrations continued Saturday in Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Protests were held Friday in cities across the Middle East as well as in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Venezuela and Kenya.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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